MacVoices #23293: MacVoices Live! – Apple’s Cut; SAG-AFTRA and AI; Quitting OneDrive (1)

The MacVoices Panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea look at: 

  • Apple’s cut of Google’s Search Engine Revenue
  • How SAG-AFTRA is handling the issue of actors and AI
  • Why it is so hard to quit Microsoft’s OneDrive (and an update)

(Part 1)

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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Apple vs. Google: The Battle for Search Supremacy
0:00:34 Mac Voices Live – Join the Apple community discussion
0:03:49 Apple’s Revenue from Google Search Revealed – Is this a big deal?
0:10:19 Apple’s Search Engine Dilemma
0:13:14 Apple’s Tight-Lipped Approach and Hypocrisy
0:15:27 Lack of User Interaction and Notification on Privacy Concerns
0:18:03 Dual Default Search Engines for Regular and Private Browsing
0:20:20 Frustration with Paid Placement Results on Google Search
0:21:13 Frustration with Google’s focus on AdSense over search results
0:21:39 Bing’s Unique Features and Rewards Program
0:23:43 Controversy over AI-generated images and deceased actors’ likenesses
0:28:26 Microsoft’s Forced OneDrive Integration
0:28:45 Arrogant Microsoft’s Changes to Office


Google witness accidentally blurts out that Apple gets 36% cut of Safari deal

SAG-AFTRA Reveals How Studios Will Handle AI Replicas of Living and Dead Actors

Microsoft won’t let you close OneDrive in Windows without you explaining it first

Microsoft pulls OneDrive update that would quiz you before letting you quit


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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